MOLLY WARNER by Dan  Kilday
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2018

"An enjoyable, well-crafted mystery with humor, mild suspense, a lively heroine, and a timely freedom-of-the-press theme."
A sixth-grade gossip learns what it takes to be a serious reporter when she joins the staff of the student newspaper as bizarre events escalate at school. Read full book review >
THE NEBULA CHRONICLES by SB  White
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2018

"A lightweight sci-fi adventure for tweens."
In this middle-grade sci-fi tale, an Earth girl encounters a new universe of heroism and peril when she finds that she's secretly alien royalty—and that she must enroll in a special academy that trains students for galactic missions. Read full book review >

SOPHIE WASHINGTON by Tonya Duncan Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2018

"An uplifting disaster story that touches on kids' real concerns."
Sophie learns about gratitude and empathy while she and her family face the real-life dangers of a Texan hurricane in this fifth episode of Ellis' (Sophie Washington: The Gamer, 2018, etc.) children's series. Read full book review >
NARAH AND THE UNICORN by Bobby  Roe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2018

"An eye-catching tale of self-acceptance."
An outcast whale discovers her purpose in this gorgeously illustrated fable. Read full book review >
JADE RIVERA SAVES THE PRESIDENT by Amy  Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2018

"A real winner featuring comic adventures with a serious undercurrent."
When the president of the United States is kidnapped by suburban extremists, it's up to two 12-year-old girls to foil their plans in this humorous middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

CHARLEY'S HORSE by Judith  Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"A well-crafted tale about friendship, maturation, and horses."
A debut children's novel tells the story of a girl who finds herself at a horse camp. Read full book review >
PIERRE FRANÇOIS by Lori Ann  Stephens
Released: Jan. 4, 2018

"A fun middle-grade novel with a winning protagonist and a charming setting."
In Stephens' (Some Act of Vision, 2016, etc.) first middle-grade novel, a fifth-grader can't wait to go to Adventure Camp with his classmates, but staying overnight might be a problem—because he still wets the bed. Read full book review >
THE PUDDLE CLUB by Michael   McGruther
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2018

"A fine teaching tool that offers advice for getting through a golf game—and through life."
In this debut middle-grade fantasy novella, a young girl plays through an adventurous golf course that teaches her as much about herself as it does about the sport. Read full book review >
DOG MAN AND CAT KID by Dav Pilkey
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"More trampling in the vineyards of the Literary Classics section, with results that will tickle fancies high and low. (drawing instructions) (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
Recasting Dog Man and his feline ward, Li'l Petey, as costumed superheroes, Pilkey looks East of Eden in this follow-up to Tale of Two Kitties (2017). Read full book review >
VICTOR by Tami  Lykens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2017

"A charming, if slight, historical tale of a girl and her horse."
A Swedish princess in 16th-century Estonia forms a special bond with a horse in this middle-grade debut. Read full book review >
THE PHANTOM OF NEW YORK by A.L.  Janney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2017

"A substantive and enjoyable fantasy featuring colorful characters, a real-world setting, and the believable journey of a young protagonist to a magical destiny."
A teenager who refuses to believe a prophecy that he will be New York's next superhero faces dark events and otherworldly messengers in this second volume of a middle-grade series. Read full book review >
SUNNY DAYS by Jesse  Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A sunny tale for rainy days that encourages energy and hope."
A hurricane can't dampen the spirits of a little girl and her vibrant neighborhood in this children's book for young readers. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >